THE Human Reasoning BEHIND a church
organizing under the 501c3 corporation:
So you see the human reasoning has set the church up with another head and another set of
rules to govern by. Remember the warning that the Apostle Paul gave us: Colossians 2:8:
“Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men,
after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.” Our churches must return to their
Sovereign Head, the Lord Jesus Christ, and not be entangled with the state.
THE INFLUENCE OF TAX EXEMPT STATUS
ON THE LOCAL CHURCH’S FINANCIAL STRUCTURE:
Baptist churches need to leave the corporate model and organize in a way that honors God. PASTOR
WHETHER YOU WANT TO ADMIT IT OR NOT THE CORPORATE MODEL HAS CAUSED YOU TO LEAVE THE
SIMPLICITY OF GIVING IN THE CHURCH AND CAUSED YOU TO EMBRACE A WORLDY MODEL THAT IS
OUTSIDE OF SCRIPTURAL AUTHORITY.
The second great effect the corporate model has had on many churches is the lust for buildings and property.
As we have seen, many corporate churches today have used their tax exempt partnership with the federal
government to hold fundraisers. We see many churches today that have left the simple process of a meeting
house and went to a huge almost cathedral like monstrosity of a building. The churches are strapped with
debt and the pastor has a constant concern of how he will keep the corporation afloat. The Lord’s church should
not be bogged down with debt.
As a sidenote, there are many churches out there today that have millions of dollars in property. That would
not be possible if was not for their state property tax exempt status. The taxes alone on the properties that
are worth millions of dollars would be enough to cripple the tax exempt church if the government every would
withdraw their tax exempt status. State property tax exemption is not related to the federal 501c3 status, but,
as does 501c3 status, the property tax exemption goes to motivation for acting contrary to God’s principles
as laid down in his word.
State churches are therefore beholden to the civil government. To prove that, one needs only look at the paper
work for tax exempt status.
Come Out Of Babylon-The State Church:
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
SERMON STARTS AROUND THE 20 MINUTE MARK:
Churches That Are Shacked Up -Fornicating On The Lord: